Double punch to the gut, via movie remakes | Tower of Technobabble

Double punch to the gut, via movie remakes

I finally figured out what was sticking in my craw. I have been grousing about the remakes of “Planet of the Apes” and “Fright Night,” a good deal recently (sometimes out loud, sometimes under my breath to the glow of a computer monitor). I suppose my venom has been directed at the potential overshadowing of Roddy McDowall’s performances in the original films. McDowall is the star of both of those films as far as I’m concerned, and whenever a remake hits screens, it take a classic movie and kicks it into the ditch for future film fans. Lest I continue to practice my alliteration, do me a favor and set the original films up in your Netflix queue if you haven’t already – they are wonderful examples of storytelling from their respective decades.

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